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Massive aquifer containing enough freshwater to fill a 15,000-SQUARE-MILE lake discovered off the US East Coast

Scientists say a massive freshwater aquifer discovered off the coast of the US could help mitigate water crises in North America and abroad.  In a study spearheaded by scientists at Columbia University, the researchers say the gargantuan subterranean aquifer spans at least from New Jersey to Massachusetts and sprawls outward into the ocean, reaching the edge of the continental shelf.  Scientists say if the water contained in the aquifer were a surface-level lake, it would cover about 15,000 square miles.  Read more....

 

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